By: Betsy Green, TLC 2005
Our own graduate and staff member, Rick Kammen, TLC 2000, was recently named a Distinguished Barrister here in Indiana. No one deserves recognition more than Rick. He works tirelessly to save the lives of those facing the death penalty. He is the best criminal lawyer in the state. Here is an excerpt from the Indiana Lawyer article about the award:
Rick Kammen named Distinguished Barrister
Attorney Rick Kammen was recently named a “Distinguished Barrister” by the Indiana Lawyer, a statewide newspaper covering the legal field. This award recognized 15 Indiana attorneys for their exemplary leadership both in the legal profession and in their communities. In describing the qualities that earned him the award, the Indiana Lawyer mentioned his experience in federal death penalty cases, his vast teaching experience, and his skills at mentoring. Quoting KMM attorney Mary Spears, the paper went on to note his “rare gift” at mentoring young attorneys and allowing them the space to contribute to cases.
And, while I am bragging on Rick, I will add a link this recent article about yet another federal death penalty case where Rick has been appointed to assist as well:
“Indianapolis attorney Rick Kammen, who’s handled more than a dozen federal and state death-penalty trials, got the appointment approved by retired Navy Vice Adm. Bruce MacDonald on Wednesday in a letter. Kammen is now authorized to travel to the remote base in southeast Cuba at Pentagon expense to help defend accused war criminal Abd al Rahim al Nashiri.”